A Day Deserving of Preservation

January 14, 2013

“To make my days deserving of preservation, I have to give myself ample time for reflection and repose. . . . It feels as if such entries add an extra layer to living.”     — Wendy Lustbader, The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Old

Rain on the glass at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Rain on the glass at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

These short winter days slip by so quickly, especially if it’s rainy, dark, and gloomy.  Thank goodness this blog gives me the impetus to find something in my days to share with you, my readers.  Sometimes it’s just the excuse I need to see what’s happening at the Volunteer Park Conservatory, which is a heaven-sent destination on a rainy winter day.  The warm humid interior is a comforting contrast to the cold outdoors.  Even if I do have to wait for the fog to clear from my camera lenses!

My eyes were soothed by patterns and graceful, curving lines on this particular visit.  Here are a few photos:

Branching pattern with brilliant blue stem

Branching pattern with brilliant blue stem

Ferns with subtle purples and greens

Ferns with subtle purples and greens

Graceful leaves, almost translucent against the glass windows

Graceful leaves, almost translucent against the glass windows

Delicate beaded edges grace these cascading leaves

Delicate beaded edges grace these cascading leaves

Hanging pitcher plant

Hanging pitcher plant

 

 

 

 

7 Responses to “A Day Deserving of Preservation”

  1. Sallyann Says:

    Thank you. 😀
    The weather is really gritty here.


  2. I can imagine you love to go there !!!! I love the plant with the blue stems ! Nice pictures i

  3. shoreacres Says:

    The photos are spectacular – well, not spectacular, but lovely, elegant, interesting. The second is my favorite, both for the composition and the blue stem.

    I was SO glad to see your reference to your foggy lens! In one of my posts I told the story of learning that particular lesson. I’d gone to Galveston to take pictures, and had my camera lying on the seat of my air conditioned car. When I stepped out into the humidity of the island – it was pretty amazing. See?

    • Rosemary Says:

      I remember seeing your lovely old Victorian home photo when you first published your blog post. Added such a touch of mystery/nostalgia? to the shot. An “accidental masterpiece.”

  4. Chris Says:

    The second and third photos are exquisite! Whatever is that plant with the blue stem, I wonder? We have Seymour Botanical Conservatory here in Wright’s Park in Tacoma…it’s small but so lovely to visit in the dreary winter months! Have you been?

  5. Chris Says:

    Very nice…love the photos of the calla lilies and that’s a great shot of the Conservatory itself…in the Spring…the season we are all waiting for! 🙂


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